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Platinum Group Real Estate Team Partners Opens in New Location

October 4, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Platinum Group Real Estate Team Partners Opens in New Location
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Introducing, Platinum Group Real Estate with Pearson Smith Realty- owned by Loudoun County real estate veterans, Vicky Noufal and Karen Wenner Cooper, this dynamic team brings many years of full-time, dedicated experience in the Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Clarke and Frederick county markets. The team is comprised of Realtors Jodi Spelbring, Sharon Wilson, Holly Grate, Claudette Smith, Chrisie Pekala and Jeanne Kelly and is supported by operations coordinator, Jeni Spagnoli and marketing director, Dee Simmons.

With an eye for detail, the team’s focus is on providing innovative marketing for sellers and hands-on service for buyers. Visit the Platinum Group Real Estate team at their new Leesburg location at 1507 Dodona Terrace, Suite 100 in the Village at Leesburg. Go to GoPlatinumGroup.com, e-mail Info@GoPlatinumGroup.com or call 703-999-3601 to learn more.

Kidtime Christian Academy Opens Doors

September 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Kidtime Christian Academy Opens Doors
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Kidtime Christian Academy, a new preschool and after school care preschool in Hamilton, is now open and enrolling for preschool and after school care. To celebrate its grand opening, the school is offering free registration and five percent off of full or part time preschool tuition. The academy is in the former Hamilton Rescue Squad located at 71N Laycock St.

Michelle Piteira, the founder and president, saw that the building had great potential to support the growing need for quality childcare in western Loudoun but realized that it would require a lot of work and a large investment to transform it to a new state-of-the-art preschool.

“It’s been a long journey, but after two long years, we persevered through the challenges to transform and bring new life and purpose to this historic building,” said Piteira. Their doors opened in early August. … Continue Reading

Donated Vehicles To Help Wounded Veterans

September 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Donated Vehicles To Help Wounded Veterans
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Sgt. (Ret.) Matthew Pennington, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his left leg and incurred severe damage to his right leg while serving in Iraq, is one of many representatives of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes,who will now have access to a newly refurbished wheelchair-accessible van donated as part of Caliber Collision’s Recycled RidesTM program.

Recycled Rides is a nationwide program of the National Auto Body Council in which collision industry businesses – repair facilities, insurance companies, parts and material suppliers – team up to repair and donate vehicles to nonprofit service organizations and individuals in need. Caliber Collision associates at the Burke, Va., location volunteered their personal time to refurbish the van provided by 1-800 Charity Cars.

For many wounded veterans like Pennington, transportation is a major obstacle as they adapt to their injuries and assimilate back into the civilian workforce. … Continue Reading

Renowned Breast Surgeon Joins Loudoun Medical Group

September 1, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Renowned Breast Surgeon Joins Loudoun Medical Group
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Loudoun Medical Group is proud to announce the addition of Virginia Chiantella, MD, FACS, to its expansive group of quality health care providers in Northern Virginia. Dr. Chiantella and staff will join LMG Sept.1.

“On behalf of the entire board and staff, I want to welcome Dr. Chiantella and staff to Loudoun Medical Group,” said Mary Beth Tamasy, Chief Executive Officer of Loudoun Medical Group. “The addition of this practice strengthens Loudoun Medical Group as it adds to our outstanding group of women’s health providers and surgeons.” … Continue Reading

Inova Urgent Care Has Moved

August 15, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Inova Urgent Care Has Moved
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The Inova Urgent Care – Purcellville and Inova Primary Care – Purcellville has moved to 740 East Main Street in Purcellville. The new hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The following services are still being offered: treatment for common/minor illness or injury; minor allergic reactions; cough, sore throat; treatment for work-related injuries; physical exams camp, sport, school or pre-employment; and flu shots.

For more information on the Inova Urgent Care Center – Purcellville and Inova Primary Care call 540-338-4995.

Loudoun B&B Guild Welcomes Two New Members

August 7, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Loudoun B&B Guild Welcomes Two New Members
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Two new establishments have joined the Loudoun County Bed & Breakfast Guild, Airwell Bed and Breakfast – newly opened in Purcellville, and The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton.

The Airwell B&B – featuring two cottages with one bedroom each – includes the former art studio of Lucien Powell, one of the 20th Century’s most renowned landscape painters. The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, located just off of Route 7 in the historic town of Hamilton is one of the guild’s new fun partners. It features 10 acres surrounding a restored hundred and five-year-old stone and wood dairy barn, which has been transformed into a tasting room.

The new additions bring the guild to 23 full members, and 21 fun partners.

Loudoun Medical Group Celebrates 15 Years

August 6, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Loudoun Medical Group Celebrates 15 Years
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Loudoun Medical Group celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 2. As the area’s largest multispecialty medical group, LMG provides care to more than half a million patients each year and employs more than 1,000 people.

Founded by 13 original physician groups – including Ashburn Pediatrics; Dr. Linda Coleman’s practice; Corporate Health Center; Dr. G. Neil Foster’s practice; Dr. Virginia Hackenberg’s practice; Leesburg Sterling Family Practice; Sterling Family Practice; Loudoun Dermatology; Loudoun Internal Medicine Associates; Loudoun Pediatric Associates; Potomac Family Practice and The Urology Group – LMG has expanded to include 67 practices in 95 locations. LMG spans a region of 70 miles west to east from Berryville to Old Town Alexandria and 60 miles north to south from Lovettsville to Manassas. … Continue Reading

B&B Guild Helps History

July 1, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on B&B Guild Helps History
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The Loudoun County Bed and Breakfast Guild has announced that the guild has joined The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national and international awareness of the history in the region from Gettysburg, Pa., to Charlottesville, Va. The JTHG has build a strong network of 350 local, regional and national partnering organizations to develop a common vision to brand and enhance the scenic, historic, recreational, cultural and natural resources of the region. The JTHG has collaboratively created a National Heritage Area as designated by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2008.

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Lovettsville Co-op Attracts 450 Members

July 1, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Lovettsville Co-op Attracts 450 Members
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The Lovettsville Cooperative Market Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the co-op has recently surpassed last year’s interim target of 450 members. The co-op continues its efforts to bring a full-service, member-owned grocery store to downtown Lovettsville to serve Loudoun County as well as surrounding communities in Maryland.

Building membership continues to be a key factor as member equity is one of the main ways to finance this project. Lovettsville Cooperative Market’s next projected target is set at 600 members to successfully proceed with the subsequent phase of required financing. Community support and investment will help make the local grocery store a reality.

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Shamrock Music Shoppe Unveiled In New Location

July 1, 2015 Business, News, Our Towns Comments Off on Shamrock Music Shoppe Unveiled In New Location
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Shamrock Music Shoppe is celebrating its fifth year in business in July, but they’ll do so from a new location. As of July 1, the Purcellville music store and school moved just steps from their current locations on 21st Street and Main Street; Shamrock will relocate to the old Post Office building located at 160 W. Main St., across from Gruto’s Soft Serve.
Shamrock first opened its doors at 108 N 21st Street on July 18, 2010, offering music lessons, a large variety of musical instruments for purchase or lease and an abundance of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and paraphernalia (the author Jeff Kinney is the owner’s brother). To accommodate their growing student base, they opened Shamrock 2 on Main Street to add additional instruction rooms.

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Humane Society of Loudoun Seeks Runners for Fun Run Team

June 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Humane Society of Loudoun Seeks Runners for Fun Run Team
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The Humane Society of Loudoun County is seeking runners of all levels to join their Fun Run team- Running for Their Lives- now forming for the Twilight Festival 4-Miler on Saturday, June 13 in Ashburn. Each team member is asked to raise a minimum of $500 in contributions in support of HSLC programs such as Foster Medical Care, Spay/Neuter, and the Loudoun Pet Pantry. The Twilight Festival 4-Miler is sponsored by Potomac River Running and includes a family friendly post-race party with moon bounce, carnival food, and beer garden. Find training schedules and register at www.humaneloudoun.org. Just click on the “Twilight 4 Miler Fun Run” tab.

They can be contacted at helpanimals@humaneloudoun.org

Wicked Design Creates New Websites for the Town of Round Hill and Hillsborough Vineyard

June 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Wicked Design Creates New Websites for the Town of Round Hill and Hillsborough Vineyard
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Dave Levinson of Wicked Design in Purcellville has launched two new websites, one for the Town of Round Hill and one for the Hillsborough Vineyard.

The Town of Round Hill website features more that 70 web pages, and nearly 400 documents which are available on demand. The design for the Town of Round Hill leverages a Victorian Era color palette and photos. The Hillsborough Vineyard website took a uniquely creative approach by using family created art as the background – using the color of burgundy and wheat for the color palette.

Wicked Design was founded in 2012 by Levinson. The company also provides graphic and logo design services. The design firm supports businesses organizations across Loudoun County, and the mid-Atlantic region. … Continue Reading

Celebrating 150 Years of Service

May 20, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Celebrating 150 Years of Service
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The Salvation Army of Loudoun recently held a luncheon to celebrate their history by awarding recognition plaques to some of their biggest supporters in our area.

Orbital Sciences Corporation and Raytheon were both honored for supporting the Christmas Angel Tree program over the last several years. Employees of the two corporations donated presents to 2,100 children in our area who may not have received any. Many of those who selected an “Angel” from a tree to help bought three or four presents for each of them.

Walmarts in Sterling and Leesburg were also awarded plaques for their ongoing support of the Easter Program, Red Kettle and Tools for School. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

Columns

Pearl Harbor

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By Nicholas Reid Seventy-five years ago this December 7, to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” It will have been 75 …

Early Returns: How U.S. Markets Reacted to the Presidential Election

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On November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won a closely contested election for president of the United States. Late on election night, when it became evident that Trump was likely to win, despite consistently trailing in the polls, …

America: Worthy of Our Trust

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel My friend and I sit in a bar near our office. He is upset, bags under his eyes due to lack of sleep. Thursday, our weekly night to meet is usually a happy hour filled with intellectual …

South Riding

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I should have known that this one would take me far from my contemplative, Zen-inspired comfort zone; after I’d traversed more construction projects than I wanted to tally, competed with hurried, coffee-driven commuters with no time for mere existence, and …

Support Group Help Needed

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Dr. Mike, My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible. The kids in …

The State of Corals

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(Presented to the Board of Supervisors December 6, 2016) “Events as severe as the 1998 event, the worst on record, are likely to become commonplace within 20 years.” – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999 [4] Tony Noerpel

Reply to Nicholas Reid – What is Science

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“The word “cult” has always been controversial because it is (in a pejorative sense) considered a subjective term, used as an ad hominem attack against groups with differing doctrines or practices, which lacks a clear or consistent definition.” “[Dogma] is …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

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Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

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Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

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Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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Calendar

December 2016
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November 28, 2016 November 29, 2016 November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 December 3, 2016

Holiday Open House

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

December 4, 2016

Holiday Open House

December 5, 2016 December 6, 2016 December 7, 2016 December 8, 2016 December 9, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 10, 2016

Holiday Open House

13th Annual Purcellville Christmas Parade

Barrel Tasting Event Saturday

December 11, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 12, 2016 December 13, 2016 December 14, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 16, 2016 December 17, 2016 December 18, 2016
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Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 1, 2017

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Farm Bureau President Hopes for Immigration Reform

5 Dec 2016

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Virginia Farm Bureau President Wayne F. Pryor told county delegates at the organization’s annual convention in Hot Springs that immigration reform “is an issue that has been delayed too long.” He noted that: “Work will begin on the 2018 Farm Bill next year. This is the most complex federal legislation farmers face, and it typically takes at least two years …

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Northern Virginia Chamber To Host Congressional Roundtable

5 Dec 2016

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The Northern Virginia Chamber will host its annual Congressional Roundtable on Monday, December 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Chamber in Tysons (7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550). The dialogue will cover several issues at the intersection of federal policy and business – federal spending, energy, trade policy, the sequestration and the effect on Northern Virginia, transportation, …

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fad Keeps Growing

30 Nov 2016

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Since 2012, the Re-Love It consignment shop, at 138 N. 21st Street in Purcellville, has developed the reputation as the place to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Metro D.C. area. In that time, Re-Love It has sold more than 3,000 vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

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Editorial

Grief and Greed

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By Matthew Parse What would drive a single individual to cause so much emotional stress and financial burden on hundreds, if not, thousands of families? What would drive the Town …

Op-ed

Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

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– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

Dear Editor

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception

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We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

It’s Our Right

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On December 6, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a “Minor Special Exception” proposal we submitted earlier this year concerning our Catesby Farm property. Unfortunately, our limited …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

Around Virginia

Warner Introduces Bill To Help Wells Fargo Victims Get Their Day in Court

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U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly …

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History’s Holy Places: Four Local Sites Worth Exploring This Fall

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The Journey through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide trek from Gettysburg to Monticello, encompassing nine presidential homes and places, 18 national and state parks, and thousands of small and large historical sites. Dozens and dozens of these sites and related museums are short ride from just about …

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Land Trust Receives Large Donation

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On August 22, The Land Trust of Virginia received a $10,000 gift from the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, based in Herndon. The presentation of this grant was part of the Foundation’s official launch event, held at Selma Plantation in Leesburg. Notable speakers included Sharon D. Virts, FCiFederal Founder and Chair, …

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Sports

Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

30 Nov 2016

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Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to …

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Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

30 Nov 2016

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Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin …

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